The Folk Prophet

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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I hope you weren't wondering if you were the one who was wrong on this one.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I hope you weren't wondering if you were the one who was wrong on this one.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Backroads in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I can't share my pronouns because A) I don't use that kind of language and B) that kind of language is against the site rules anyhow.
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to mordorbund in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    Pronouns are he/hee.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    That time is already here, imo. Though it will get much worse.
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to Carborendum in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    Excellent question.  I have "an" answer.  But you'll have to judge for yourself if it is correct. 
    The reason we're given this message is to warn us to stay away from the Mark(s).  If we are wary of it early on, the less likely we will be gradually led to a state where we may not awaken to our awful state. (Think about the parable of the wheels near the edge of the cliff).  Just stay away from it.  Even if you're wrong and there was nothing to worry about, we don't need to get close to it.
    The language of Revelation 13, 14, & 16 all denote that the Mark is something we have to feel religious zeal for.  They've bought into it hook, line, and sinker.  (note that the use of the word 'bought into' in present context is intended to have a double meaning).
    Any time Satan has tried to use force to get people to turn away from God, it has backfired in the long term.  No, he has to gradually string folks along.  He has to use persuasion, carefully using our own weaknesses against us.  His more common tactic is:
    We have to be led to believe that there's nothing wrong with "a little" sin.  In fact, it's not really a sin at all if you think about it.  We should all be doing that.  Actually, we should be shaming and cancelling anyone who says it is actually wrong.  As we get further along the primrose path we may even awake to our awful state.  But by then, it may be too late.  It's the proverbial camel's nose in the tent.  Then we eventually find ourselves following after Baal and Ashtaroth. 
    Slippery slope?  Yes.  Definitely.  A fallacy?  It's only a fallacy if it doesn't actually happen or if it is highly unlikely to happen.  Scriptures are replete with examples of this happening.  Just look at our study of the Old testament thus far this year.  Samuel's Ebenezer is a symbol of how we are indeed "prone to wander... prone to leave the God we love" and the tender mercies of the Lord when he grants us the gift of repentance so that we may seal our hearts to His courts above.
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    Notice I said "Marks" (plural).  I don't think "all" of the previous so called Marks have been false alarms.  I think some were pretty far fetched.  But others were, as you put it, "pretty good candidates".   And I don't think they were "false".
    1) I don't think Satan messes around with just one effort.  He's been trying to tear down the Kingdom of God and the Plan of Salvation ever since Adam and Eve.  He will continue trying.  And any such Mark may take many forms (so long as it has the characteristics).  And every failure captures just a few, and continues to make a dent in a righteous culture, until the culture has entirely turned away.
    2) Mike Pence followed the Billy Graham model to never be alone with a female who was not a close relative.  He always asked his wife or daughter to be with him if he ever had to have such a meeting.  Does that mean EVERY female is a seductress or a "frequent flyer"?  No.  But there is that potential.  And the one time you relax and are caught unaware is the moment the Devil has you.  So, it becomes a good policy to always beware.  It is this wariness that the revelation is meant to promote.  It doesn't do anything to prevent the Marks from taking in some of the children of God.  But it will more likely save those who are aware.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Anddenex in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I believe that's pronounced "Shamon", per Michael Jackson.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I believe that's pronounced "Shamon", per Michael Jackson.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I think it's less about definitively claiming to know something in one's own thinking that can't be known until it's known (which some are prone to do, for sure) as it is about being wary. Seeing the dangers, etc. The prophecies are there for a reason, and I think we should be wary of them.
    The whole ESG rating thing, for example, seems like a good potential candidate.
    That being said...in the case of the Mark of the Beast since it's bound to happen no matter how wary we are of it or not...who knows if being wary of it even does any good, right?
    The Book of Mormon explicitly tells us to watch out for Secret Combinations though. And they're bound to happen anyway. And if we are watching out for them...what, exactly, are supposed to do about them anyhow? So I can't say I understand it all.
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to Vort in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    Taking things with a grain of salt is the mark of the Beast.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from mirkwood in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I can't share my pronouns because A) I don't use that kind of language and B) that kind of language is against the site rules anyhow.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I can't share my pronouns because A) I don't use that kind of language and B) that kind of language is against the site rules anyhow.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in The Mark of the Beast Begins   
    I can't share my pronouns because A) I don't use that kind of language and B) that kind of language is against the site rules anyhow.
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to Ironhold in Disney wokeness   
    Okay.
    The film, in and of itself, is tolerable, and even has a few moments of legitimate humor and sympathy.
    However...
    The film opens with a statement proclaiming that the movie is the exact same film that Andy from "Toy Story" saw in 1995 that made him so excited to get a Buzz Lightyear figure for his birthday. This creates several problems with in-franchise continuity, including the film having a contradictory backstory for Zerg and having an LGBT romance when virtually no Hollywood studio would have included an LGBT romance in a "family" movie in the mid-1990s. 
    The movie makes such a mess of things that it's easy to spend the run time trying to reconcile the movie with everything else "Toy Story", and so it's not something I can ultimately recommend. I foresee this film going straight down the memory hole as far as most "Toy Story" fans are concerned. 
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from mirkwood in Disney wokeness   
    I'll be curious to see your reaction. I've heard it's good...and terrible. I won't see it either way because as long as their actively trying to corrupt my children they don't get my money. But....still curious.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Vort in Disney wokeness   
    I'll be curious to see your reaction. I've heard it's good...and terrible. I won't see it either way because as long as their actively trying to corrupt my children they don't get my money. But....still curious.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in Musicals   
    The musical itself? Or the movie?
    So interestingly enough..... I rather enjoyed the movie. I know it's got issues. But....I dunno. I enjoyed it weirdly.
    The musical itself...it's not great as a music experience. But not terrible. But as a show including sets and dancing and everything I get why it's fun and did well.
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to LDSGator in Musicals   
    Lol. That’s awesome. 

    I’m in the middle on Cats. It’s not the best musical I’ve ever seen. And it’s not the worst either. I don’t really understand the hate, and yes, the original source material is better 
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in I never try my best. Never.   
    As far as I know there is no gospel principle to "try".
     
    There is a gospel principle to be perfect. There is a gospel principle to repent.
     
    Trying is implicit.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Traveler in Knowing and Believing   
    I don't think anyone will actually have that advantage.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in Mid-term election Predictions   
    I'm not sure my making up explanations to wave off this or that would hold any more validity than all the explanations given to wave off evidence of suspicious election related activities. 
     
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    The Folk Prophet reacted to LDSGator in Mid-term election Predictions   
    Okay. Well, I’m sorry I came across that way. You are, of course, free to comment and talk about any issue you’d like. 
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from LDSGator in Mid-term election Predictions   
    Did he?

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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Vort in Mid-term election Predictions   
    I ended up liking his personality overall* (with exceptions**) and feeling disappointed in what he got done... or, rather, didn't get done.
    *What I mean is that I only knew Trump from the news media, etc. Then after he was elected, I'd listen to his speeches and enjoy and find him funny and the like. Then the news media would report on it and spin the funny joke as racist hate rhetoric. 
    **Sometimes the jokes went too far. And I never appreciate swearing or crudeness.
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    The Folk Prophet got a reaction from Carborendum in Mid-term election Predictions   
    I ended up liking his personality overall* (with exceptions**) and feeling disappointed in what he got done... or, rather, didn't get done.
    *What I mean is that I only knew Trump from the news media, etc. Then after he was elected, I'd listen to his speeches and enjoy and find him funny and the like. Then the news media would report on it and spin the funny joke as racist hate rhetoric. 
    **Sometimes the jokes went too far. And I never appreciate swearing or crudeness.